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Metro games get review bombed following Epic Store exclusivity announcement Metro games get review bombed following Epic Store exclusivity announcement
- February 01, 2019

Metro Exodus is described as an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Wingefors has also realized the shortcomings of having two different business entities sharing the THQ Nordic name, and now plans to change the name of THQ Nordic AB to better reflect its status as the group's parent company. (more...)
Google+ shutdown is coming faster than you think - April 2nd 2019 Google+ shutdown is coming faster than you think - April 2nd 2019
- February 01, 2019

Come April 2nd, anyone with a Google + account or a Google + page will no longer be able to access them. Circles are your friends and contacts on Google +, Communities are the groups you joined and their posts , and the Google +Stream is all of your personal posts, +1s within the site, and comments on other users' posts. (more...)
Who is the voice of Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts 3? Who is the voice of Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts 3?
- February 01, 2019

Here are five things you can do after beating Kingdom Hearts 3 . You can hear more about what we have to say in our latest review video which you can check out down below. From there, head down to the Theatre to feast your peepers on what is sure to be a highly-discussed scene. This included the decision to not include the game's final epilogue in the final release, instead choosing to include it as part of the 1.02 update. (more...)
Xbox One players facing login issues yet again *UPDATING Xbox One players facing login issues yet again *UPDATING
- February 01, 2019

That said, not everything is working as it should, as Microsoft confirmed that you might have trouble buying things: "Previous issues with sign in should now be resolved". We'll be sure to update this post as new details surface. It also seems like the Xbox server status page is down as well , which means we can't even check or see what services are affected. (more...)
ANTHEM Public Demo Appears to Be Going Smoothly on PS4
- February 01, 2019

And that's good news for fans hoping to enjoy the open demo later today. It'll run from February 1 through February 3, kicking off at 9AM PT and ending at 6PM PT respectively. "Our ongoing scale testing this week has gone well", Robertson wrote. The team has also been hard at work preparing for the game's full launch. "We're confident we are ready for the load we will see. (more...)
Windows 10 Setup's error messages are about to get much better
- February 01, 2019

It's great that Microsoft is able to release two major Windows 10 updates every year, but there are still many areas that still require more polish. With the current setup dialog, you have an error message but no link to more info to learn exactly what is wrong. Starting at just after the hour mark, Microsoft's James Atkins and Julia Troxell laid out the problem clearly, and the steps they are taking to solve this problem going forward. (more...)
Switch Firmware 7.0.0 Update Adds Icons, Language Support, Stability, Nothing Else Switch Firmware 7.0.0 Update Adds Icons, Language Support, Stability, Nothing Else
- February 01, 2019

As with any news about patents, there's no guarantee Nintendo may move forward with the idea here, so we'll have to wait and see if the company eventually decides to bring 3D to the Switch . However, Nintendo sold roughly 18 million Nintendo Switch consoles in its first year on the market, between March 2017 and March 2018, so the initial Nintendo forecast is still achievable. (more...)
Mario Kart Tour (Mario Kart mobile) delayed to 'summer 2019' Mario Kart Tour (Mario Kart mobile) delayed to 'summer 2019'
- February 01, 2019

Exactly a year ago , Nintendo announced that a Mario Kart game for iPhone and Android would be launched by the end of March 2019. Nearly ten million units shipped in a single quarter is definitely nothing to sneeze at. Hopes are that the launch of first party titles like New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe, released earlier this month, as well as upcoming titles this quarter like Yoshi's Crafted World will be able to push the Switches user base forward. (more...)
Samsung starts making 1TB chips for smartphones Samsung starts making 1TB chips for smartphones
- January 31, 2019

The announcement of this new memory chip now is a strong indication that it may debut with the Galaxy S10 +. Samsung's 1TB eUFS 2.1 chip comes just four years after the company launched its first 128GB eUFS solution. As a reference, 1 TB of storage is equivalent to about 260 videos of 10 minutes in 4K UHD format. Random reads are 38 percent faster on the 1TB variant compared to the older 512GB chip. (more...)
[EXCLUSIVE] Samsung Galaxy S10 goes into mass production [EXCLUSIVE] Samsung Galaxy S10 goes into mass production
- January 31, 2019

According to the FCC certification, the Galaxy Buds are a " Bluetooth Headset" and will be manufactured by Samsung Vietnam. Samsung has just released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the complete fiscal year. The S10 will also be fitted with a detachable screen protector, which can perfectly cover both rounded corners of the smartphone, while the highest-end variant, S10 Plus, will come with 1TB storage. (more...)
Intel might be working on a foldable Windows phone Intel might be working on a foldable Windows phone
- January 31, 2019

The WIPO patent process starts first with a filing with a national or regional patent, followed by a WIPO filing. There are many images in the patent application but little in the way of technical descriptive text. The device in the patent documents can be folded to look like a standard rectangular smartphone, folded in a laptop-like configuration, or folded out flat in a few ways for viewing content across the entire display. (more...)
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro to have 6GB RAM and 128GB storage? Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro to have 6GB RAM and 128GB storage?
- January 31, 2019

Jun has reposted a comment a comment from a user in reply to Redmi CEO Lu Weibing's question to fans on what they wanted from the Redmi Note 7 Pro. This Chinese manufacturer is again expected to announce Pro version of the Mi Max 4 smartphone this year. (more...)
Apple iOS 12.2 beta to come with Downtime customization feature Apple iOS 12.2 beta to come with Downtime customization feature
- January 31, 2019

Not only did 12.1.3 not contain any fixes for the cellular issue, but it also appears that the update is breaking WiFi connectivity for some users. If you rely on your iPhone or iPad to get you through the day, and you're having a great experience, you'll probably want to stay put on iOS 12.1.3 or your current version of iOS. (more...)
The incredible port-less Meizu Zero can be yours The incredible port-less Meizu Zero can be yours
- January 31, 2019

Well, technically 101, but that last device is a $2,999 "Exclusive Pioneering Unit" which has already been claimed. As Meizu's first flagship model of 2019, the zero brings together an uninterrupted three-dimensional ceramic unibody, Super mCharge Wireless, wireless USB transmission, and mSound 2.0, among other cutting-edge technologies. (more...)
Nintendo's Damon Baker joins Microsoft as Head of Portfolio for Xbox Nintendo's Damon Baker joins Microsoft as Head of Portfolio for Xbox
- January 30, 2019

After all, as he said in his Twitter announcement, "the future looks incredible!" An experienced individual like Baker will surely be a great addition to the Microsoft team. " While I reflect upon my time with Nintendo, I have heartfelt appreciation for the gaming community as a whole ", Baker continues. "I am thankful to all the industry developers, publishers, artists, programmers, marketers, media, influencers, and all those who play games". (more...)
New Smash Bros. Ultimate Patch Adds Piranha Plant Character And More New Smash Bros. Ultimate Patch Adds Piranha Plant Character And More
- January 30, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III sucked me away for quite a bit, so I'm late to the party. Piranha Plant will become available for purchase as DLC at a later date. The below Spirits will now appear in the Shop. Here are the full Super Smash Bros . We adjusted the calculation for Global Smash Power. Hitting both jump buttons at the same time will pull off the previous tough to understand move. (more...)
Facebook slammed over covert app that pays teenagers for data Facebook slammed over covert app that pays teenagers for data
- January 30, 2019

Now, a TechCrunch report shows that Zuck's minions have been " secretly paying people to install a Facebook Research VPN [Virtual Private Network ] that lets the company suck in all of a user's phone and web activity". Right after the report broke about this new application, Facebook has said that it will shut down the Facebook Research application. Also, the company stressed that it's not spying on anyone, as people have to sign up to participate. (more...)
Become Human developer Quantic Dream goes multiplatform Become Human developer Quantic Dream goes multiplatform
- January 30, 2019

Ethan says that "Quantic Dream's excellence in interactive storytelling and the valuable expertise it has built over the past two decades is exactly what we have been looking for", and can't wait to create games alongside them. Although it's easy to think of Quantic Dream as a Sony subsidiary (kind of like one might erroneously ponder Next Level Games and Nintendo), it's actually been a completely private company based out of Paris since 1997. (more...)
Is Google preparing to scan your face to improve its Assistant? Is Google preparing to scan your face to improve its Assistant?
- January 30, 2019

Android Q is also expected to deliver a new notification management menu that could include the option to Block notifications, which would replace the current Stop notifications . By digging the leaked Android Q code , it was found that Google has added two new permissions that can allow the app store installed on the device to help in the rollback. (more...)
Xbox Games With Gold for February Revealed Xbox Games With Gold for February Revealed
- January 30, 2019

One of those initiatives that bring free games to consumers, is the Xbox Live Games With Gold campaign which sees free titles make their way to the Xbox One every single month. Super Bomberman R is the latest entry in the popular franchise. Play alone or with a friend because this is the biggest Bomberman game ever. Learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy . (more...)
Gmail App Redesign Is Pretty Radical Gmail App Redesign Is Pretty Radical
- January 30, 2019

According to the announcement today (Jan. 29) by Google, that design is coming to the Gmail mobile app for Android and iOS "in the coming weeks". The new redesign gets rid of the prominent red banner on the top, which has been on Gmail for a while now. The new design will offer a cleaner and bright UI to Gmail and the company has also incorporated some new features such as ability to quickly access attachments and also allowing the Gmail users to write emails with the help of machine ... (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 19: EA Sports to remove Ultimate Team points in Belgium Federation Internationale de Football Association 19: EA Sports to remove Ultimate Team points in Belgium
- January 30, 2019

EA, on the other hand, chose to go the legal battle route to defend its FIFA Ultimate Team game mode's revenue stream. It seems that the situation has escalated, as EA issued a statement today declaring that they have halted the sale of FIFA Points in Belgium . (more...)
Redmi Note 7 Global Variant Teased Yet Again, Launch Imminent Redmi Note 7 Global Variant Teased Yet Again, Launch Imminent
- January 30, 2019

As one would make out of the specifications, the Redmi Go is not your average Xiaomi performer and is instead catered towards an entry-level segment of users, someone who is upgrading from a feature phone or to the ones looking for a secondary phone. (more...)
Fortnite finally gets mobile controller support Fortnite finally gets mobile controller support
- January 29, 2019

Along with the controller support, some Android devices will have the option to run at 60Hz. The addition of 60Hz support is also a very welcome feature in today's update, though only the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (USA variant), Huawei Honor View 20, and Huawei Mate 20 X are now supported. (more...)
Honor launches its first 48MP camera phone View20 starting at Rs 37,999 Honor launches its first 48MP camera phone View20 starting at Rs 37,999
- January 29, 2019

The View 20 has been earlier released as Honor V20 in Chinese market couple of weeks ago. The device has been launched in 6GB and 8GB RAM variant with both versions supporting standard 128GB internal storage . The Honor View 20 is fuelled by a 4000mAh battery that also supports 5V/2A Honor's SuperCharge technology as well. Honor ships the View 20 with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box with a new Magic UI on top. (more...)
Samsung Purchases Company Responsible For Developing 25x Zoom Telephoto Module Samsung Purchases Company Responsible For Developing 25x Zoom Telephoto Module
- January 29, 2019

And one way to do this is taking over companies that invented innovative technologies, as it's the case of an Israeli firm called Corephotonics. Corephotonics works with pretty much all the top players in the smartphone market - it's a safe bet its tech is in many on our best camera phone list - so if Samsung were to acquire the company then it's likely that we would see its technology implemented in Samsung's phones in the future. (more...)
Artificial Intelligence Platform Market Report, Growth Forecast, Industry stat Artificial Intelligence Platform Market Report, Growth Forecast, Industry stat
- January 29, 2019

Based on that, the Bio-Artificial Pancreas market report determines the future status of the market globally. Report initially provides a basic overview of the industry that covers definition, applications and manufacturing technology, post which the report explores into the global players in the market . (more...)
Apple Might Be Making a Video Game Streaming Service Apple Might Be Making a Video Game Streaming Service
- January 29, 2019

Microsoft is also working on a platform that will stream games live over the internet to subscribers . That figure is 28% higher than the $26.5 billion Apple said it shared with developers in 2017, which in turn was more than 30% higher than the 2016 figure. (more...)
Apple turns off group FaceTime amid reports of bug Apple turns off group FaceTime amid reports of bug
- January 29, 2019

Second, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and add yourself to the call. It was then picked up and reproduced by 9to5Mac and Buzzfeed , among others, where the video portion of the bug was discovered. According to a report from The Verge , if the recipient rejects the call using the power button, the caller will get a video feed from the recipient's phone for a few seconds, which is even scarier than just plain audio. (more...)
Radical Revamp of Facebook Apps Radical Revamp of Facebook Apps
- January 29, 2019

WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum quit Facebook over difference of opinion with CEO Mark Zuckerberg when it comes to data privacy and encryption. The merger has also raised eyebrows among the security community. According to a report in The Wired on Saturday, to universally preserve end-to-end encryption poses a whole additional set of critical challenges for Facebook. (more...)